Description - Organic Farming by Peter V. Fossel
Going organic may be a clear way of getting back to basicsand getting away from the havoc chemicals can wreak on our health and our environmentbut the basics themselves may not be so clear. How to begin? What kind of fertilizer and feed are allowed? Is there natural pest management? What does certification entail? And is this the way to go? This book covers the basics and then some. Whether youre thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, whether youre growing crops or raising animals, youll find everything you need to know in these pagesfrom getting started to developing a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations focusing on every aspect of organic farming, including state standards and more information.
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Author Biography - Peter V. Fossel
Peter V. Fossel has been an organic grower for 25 years, raising vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and nursery plants. He has written numerous magazine articles on farming and gardening, including for the magazine for the nation's top rural-agriculture retailer, Tractor Supply Company's Out monthly Out Here. He is currently gardens manager at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson near Nashville, Tennessee.